Photo: John Buczak

John Buczak: Bayman John Buczak is a full-time commercial bayman based in Bay Shore. He is one of approximately 15 in Bay Shore. John catches crabs, eels, conch and killies. He makes several kinds of traditional traps including eel traps, killey traps and winkel pots. John is also a storyteller who likes to talk about […]

Charlie Balsamo Boatyard

Charlie Balsamo of South Bay Boat Repair in Patchogue is a master wooden boat builder and restorer. Born in Gibraltar, he came to Long Island in the 1950s where he has worked continuously. Charlie has worked on large scale wooden vessels including ferries, yachts, launches and other commercial boats. He also restores historic wooden boats, […]